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Tuesday, 8 May 2012
Page: 4209

Roads: Pacific Highway

(Question No. 829)


Mr Oakeshott asked the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, in writing, on 8 February 2012:

Can he provide complete details of costings and work schedules for the full completion of the Pacific Highway dual carriageway works between Hexham and the Tweed.


Mr Albanese: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

I recently released a work schedule for the full completion of the Pacific Highway developed by my Department in consultation with the NSW Roads and Maritime Services (NSW RMS) at Attachment A.

An estimate provided by the NSW RMS in late 2011 indicated that the cost to duplicate the remaining sections of the Pacific Highway is in the vicinity of $7 billion. Individual project estimates are being prepared using the Australian Government Best Practice Cost Estimation Standards. These estimates will be refined and further developed as the planning, environmental and geotechnical works progress on the remaining unduplicated sections of the Pacific Highway.

Duplication of the Pacific Highway by 2016

Highway Sections

Esti-

mated Length km

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Bulahdelah Bypass

8.6

Herons Creek to Stills Road

3.5

Oxley Highway to Kundabung

23

•

Kundabung to Kempsy

14

•

Kempsy Bypass

14.5

Frederickton to Eungai

27

•

Warrell Creek to Nambucca

20

•

Nambucca to Urunga

22

•

Sapphire to Woolgoolga

25

Arrawarra to Halfway Creek

15

•

Halfway Creek to Glenugie

12

•

Glenugie Upgrade

7

Glenugie to Tyndale

35

•

Tyndale to Devils Pulpit

43

•

Devils Pulpit Upgrade

7.3

Devils Pulpit to Woodburn

15

•

Woodburn to Ballina Bypass

40

•

Ballina Bypass

12

Tintenbar to Ewingsdale

17.3

•

Banora Point

2.5

Commitment Made

 

 

Pre-construction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yet to be committed

 

 

• Award construction tenders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Construction